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"REYMERSTONE, a small neat village of detached houses, on East Dereham road, 3 miles N. of Hingham, has in its parish 274 souls, and 1624 acres of land. About half the soil belongs to T.T. Gurdon, Esq., the lord of the manor, called Colvelly Hall, and the rest belongs to the Mann, Staines, Lock, Clark, and a few other families. Nearly 1200 acres are in pasturage. The Church (St. Peter) is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £11. 3s. 6d., but now having 18A. 29P. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £171. 8s., awarded in 1839, in lieu of tithes. T.T. Gurdon, Esq., is patron, and the Rev. Philip Gurdon, incumbent. The former erected a neat National School here, in 1844." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]

Reymerston is about 6 miles N.W. of Wymondham.



Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
Church of St Peter, Reymerston: Memorial Inscriptions.
(Dates approx. 1780-1985, with a few earlier ones from within the church).
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 1999]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries



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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Hingham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Peter.

Church History

Church of St Peter
Description and pictures.
Church of St Peter
Services, etc.
Reymerston Ringers
Church, bells, pictures, etc.

Church Records

Campling, Arthur
Index of Baptisms, Reymerston, 1564-1811.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Campling, Arthur
Index of Marriages, Reymerston, 1562-1811.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Campling, Arthur
Index of Burials, Reymerston, 1573-1812.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Archdeacons' Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Reymerston was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Garvestone, Reymerston and Thuxton Parish Council
Councillors, etc.

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Historical Geography

Reymerston is in Mitford hundred.

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Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Reymerston and other parishes Inclosure Act, 1796.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing certain commons and waste lands, and open fields, within the several parishes of Reymerstone, Letton, Cranworth and Southbergh alias Barrow [Southburgh], in the county of Norfolk.
[Independently printed edition, 1796]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1801 31 36 200
1811 36 42 242
1821 40 55 285
1831 57 57 299
1841 60 -- 274
1851 67 -- 340
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 69 -- 321
1871 70 74 320
1881 73 75 303
1891 67 68 287
1901 63 64 261
1911 -- 68 259

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1861 Census
MITFORD. "The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the Mitford District is attributed to the migration of labourers to towns, and to Yorkshire and Northumberland, &c."
1901 Census
"Including North Green."